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Meet our whānau: Lyn Hadrup

She's the amazing wahine who keeps 155 Open Arms running smoothly

What is your role with 155?

I am the Team Leader at 155 Open Arms and oversee the running of the day centre, ensuring each of our services are supported well in supporting our whānau.

Can you share three words you’d use to describe 155 Whare Āwhina?

Awhi (support), manaakitanga (respect), whakapapa (connection).

What do you enjoy most about working at 155?

The whanaungatanga (inclusive) spirit in which our whānau and staff work alongside each other every day.

 Who inspires you?

 David Latele aka Brown Buttabean.

If you were the Prime Minister of New Zealand, what is the first thing you would do?

I would move into Premier House.

Fun fact about yourself:

I love camping in my pop-top by myself.

Anything else to add?

Homelessness is not going away any time soon and I believe more day centres like 155 Open Arms are needed across Aotearoa to provide a safe place for these people to rest, have kai and seek support.